People always want to go the extra mile, and plan on things that people thought were impossible to do. The book Devil in the White City, written by Erik Larson, is about the making of the World’s Fair, and the making of a serial killer, H. H. Holmes. The book talks about how the World’s Fair was planned by architects such as: Daniel Burnham, Frederick Olmstead, and Louis Sullivan. It also talks about how Holmes ended up in Chicago and how he started his businesses and his killings. The theme in Devil in the White City is about persistence paying off in the end.
Literary texts in which London is the primary setting often discuss the crime that exists within the city. In some, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’, crime and its prevalence in London drives the central storyline. In others, crime feeds into the overall representation of the city that the text presents, as in John Gay’s Trivia, or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London. By writing the city in relation to the crime within, both Gay and Doyle create a London that by its nature enables and aids crime, and use its presence to facilitate the distinct messages within their texts.
Have you ever gone somewhere like an ice cream shop and not known what you wanted? Decisions are hard to make. Sometimes people get set as a scapegoat and the culprit gets away. Just like in this case the Countess loses her jewel and finds it inside of her black striped goose and doesn’t know who did it. After they find the felon, Mr. Holmes rules to let them go and bid them not to do it again.
Holmes has a beguiling personality. He was able to lure young women and cunningly kill them without anybody suspecting him. Holmes was able to exert such power over his victims, prey on their weaknesses, and also not get caught. With Holmes charismatic and charming personality, he was able to exert power over his victims. Young women fell for his blue eyes, the way he would touch them while having a conversation, his high confidence, and his enchanting looks.
Sherlock Holmes Imagine a dark and smelly room that is really crowded, just because you broke the law and did something dumb, well that’s the consequences when you do something wrong. The countess lost her jewel because somebody took it, and then later somebody ended up finding it in a goose. In my opinion Sherlock Holmes did the wrong thing by letting those nasty criminals go.
A dark-skinned child was playing in a playground peacefully, when an officer thought the kid was doing something bad and shot him with no hesitation. The officer was later fired but the child’s family members were never going to see him again after what the officer did. By seeing the police brutality on the news, shootings without hesitation, I want to research and show people how bad this problem really is since lots of innocent people are getting beat by police force, even worse, getting shot or severely injured. Along with the racism in this situation, since the officers responsible for this are mostly aiming at innocent african americans. When I was looking through information on different websites, I made some questions to ask myself.
The Hate You Give written by Angie Thomas was inspired by a lifetime of events, but the death of Oscar Grant was what prompted Thomas to write her novel. Thomas lived in a poor, black community in Jackson, Mississippi, and was exposed to and witnessed violence on several occasions throughout her young life. She first heard the news of the death of Grant while she was attending a predominantly white university in Jackson where many students made assumptions that Grant was automatically at fault or involved with gangs or drugs. From this event, Thomas realized that the world needed to hear what she had to say in The Hate You Give. Grant 's death by police wasn 't the first nor the last that lead to a community uprising.
Sean Bell, Daniel Shaver, Walter Scott, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Raupheal Thomas, Tamir Rice, Nicholas Thomas; all these men have something in common: they were unarmed, shot and killed by police. All these officers were let off due to typical excuses such as self-defense, raised suspicion, or probable cause, without a single form of punishment. Law Enforcement, more specifically police officers, should be held accountable and receive reasonable punishment for their misbehavior and wrongdoings. These men and women hold such authority and responsibility that should not be abused whatsoever. These men and women are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the community they protect and serve.
One of the main controversies about the police at this current time is police brutality to minorities and people of color. This has been occurring for many years but it has been specifically now a days brought up back into the view by the public when “brutality” against African Americans occur. Throughout these reasons years it has been put into view but you see more and more everyday. Relating this to history the police force was originally developed back in the day back when the Jim Crow Era was occurring and the police system was enforced by white males where people of color were no where to be seen within the system. What is occurring now is basically a repeat of history from back in the day.
Police Brutality In today's society, it is not uncommon for police officer misconduct, including brutality, to gain everyone's attention. When one officer shoots and kills a suspect, that officer is investigated in order to ensure there was no intentions to harm anyone but to try and keep the peace. Intentional harm to citizens is considered police brutality and can escalate into something more serious such as riots and protests. The kind of misconduct that some police take when arresting a suspect cannot be taken lightly to prevent any sort of riots or protests such as those after Rodney King as 50 people were killed and hundreds more were injured (Katel).
Imagine this you are a young police officer working night shift and you see a car traveling at a high rate of speed down a back road, so you turn your car around and give chase. As you get closer to the car, they pull over, they get out, and they run off, so you get out of your car and run after them. As you are running after him, you see the flash of a handgun. You draw your gun and shoot back hitting the assailant. Fast forward a few months, you are in court trying to prove that what you had done was justified.
Police Brutality and Racism In current American society, police brutality and racism seems to be a growing issue. Recently, there has been an increase in racism-related police brutality. It is the presence of racism among the police that fuels the brutality by the officers. The extent of this problem is severe, in some cases to the point of life or death.